What's the Difference between The Host the Book and The Host the Movie?

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The Host

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Released: 2008
Author: Stephanie Meyer

The Host

53%
Released: 2013
Director: Andrew Niccol
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Melanie Stryder
Melanie Stryder
Portrayed by: Saoirse Ronan
The Host Book vs Movie
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   Jared and Melanie don't have sex. Wanda is shown recalling a memory of Melanie's when Melanie and Jared had sex.
   Ian gets to know Wanda and shows growth in his relationship with her, as a friend, and then starts to fall in love with her. We can see the change in how he sees Wanda. Ian looks a creeper who one day decided over night that he thinks Wanda is attractive...but then he swears he only likes her for her personality.
   When Jared finds Melanie and Jamie, they stay in a cabin in the mountains. Jared, Melanie, and Jamie stay in a manufactured home in an open area.
   Jamie cuts his leg while on a raid, after he fell on a knife. Jamie cuts his leg while working in the field, and is never seen going on any raids.
   Wanda was never allowed outside of the caves until Jared snuck her out for a raid. Ian takes Wanda outside for a walk when he first kisses her.
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Honestly, some of the differences are inevitable due to the lack of time and the writers have done their best to depict them right. And for the other differences.. thank God for them. I think the movie was just perfect and I don't think someone would do finer job with it.
19 Apr 2014 Anonymous
In the movie Wanda does not go the convenience store and gasstation but in the book they do.
23 Oct 2013 Anonymous
To be fair. The film was horrific. Even if you don't think about the book...
09 Jul 2013 Anonymous
Take a look at War of the Worlds. Amazing book! Very few who can fault it. Yet the first film version of it was rubbish! However, years later after the writer had died they had a version that was considered "perfect" to today's standards! Get a life people and see the film for what it truly is. Please!
09 Jul 2013 Anonymous
Seriously? When are people going to realise a book and a film are two different works of art?! Of course the film will be different! The writer of the books only gets a minimal amount of time over seeing the transition! How can you people truly not see the film as an artistic piece in and of itself without consistently comparing it to its counter part ??? How many films have been remade repeatedly to get them to perfection???!!!
09 Jul 2013 Anonymous
Love the movie.... But it was some part missing ! I love IT <3 Wanda was beautiful with black hair :) But she was in a pets body in the book ! So I liked more the idea to take her in a human body. U have to see this movie! Hope it wil be one more film og Melanie and Wanda:)
24 Apr 2013 Anonymous
I loved the book. Honestly, it is one of my favorites. The movie was truly terrible. What bugs me the most is why they changed things that weren't necessary to change. It was the worst adaptation of a book that I've ever seen.
22 Apr 2013 Brindange
Worst movie i have ever seen. How could they distroy a story like this. i honestly loved the book! but they just totaly raped it...
19 Apr 2013 Anonymous
In the book after Melanie punches Jared for kissing her he looks to her hand and says,"You know that was for you not her, i love you" , In the movie he says , "I knew it Mel-? Your really in there," :(
18 Apr 2013 Anonymous
Movie vs. Book. The book kept me coming for more, reading it 3x. While the movie had me wondering when this disaster would end and apologizing to my husband continuously. Guess I now owe him a "guy" movie.
01 Apr 2013 Saphrina


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